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This is a serious image, could it be a precursor to a world full of rubbish, for our children's children.

Today I wrote a poem about recycling for the papers, I made it light hearted because that's what people like, and it sells, but to me it is very serious all the rubbish that is accumulating around us, we must look after the planet, it is so precious.
The image was made because of the things that happened to me today, so read my poem with a chuckle, but take the image to your hearts,
maureen

Fish and Chipped

I'm so worried, I didn't sleep all last night,
Sit still, and I'll tell of my plight.
They arrived here today
One black and one grey
On my path, a wonderful sight.

It would seem they will sit side by side,
With my green and my blue, they'll abide.
Recycling bins
Have arrived for my sins.
My enthusiasm has just gone and died.

I talk of new bins for my trash,
I fear that my talking is rash
I've been told its a sin
To contaminate my bin
So must separate my mountainous stash.

And further to this I tell all
That it seems far from grace I may fall
If I mix it all up
Shove the clean with the muck
Must I first sort it out, in the hall.

So now as I sleep for the night,
I'll make sure that my eyes are shut tight
In case I may dream
A recycling theme
And awake to find bins, pink, and white.!

Title:Precursor
Username:Paree Paree
Uploaded:15 Nov 2006 - 8:08 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General, Look after this beautiful world, Specialist / abstract
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danmclean
danmclean  7 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 8:18 PM

Amazing work

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exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
15 Nov 2006 - 8:18 PM

A Strong message and image.
Pauline.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 9:21 PM

like it Maureen
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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
15 Nov 2006 - 9:24 PM

Superb words and image, thought-provoking.
Allie

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joseph
joseph  8 England
15 Nov 2006 - 9:40 PM

Brilliant stuff!! One of your best...CLICK.

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 10:20 PM

A cracking image and a great message.
Pete.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
16 Nov 2006 - 11:11 AM

A profound image and such a telling sentiment in your poem

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2006 - 1:09 PM

Hi Maureen.... this is a great image and the message with it certainly does make you think... excellent emotive work... KarenSmile

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55jase e2 Member 8186 forum posts55jase vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2006 - 5:53 PM

a good strong image with a powerful message.
jase

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
16 Nov 2006 - 7:19 PM

Your usual fabulous fantasy! Love it

matt

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
16 Nov 2006 - 8:46 PM

Wonderful powerful immage

petra

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2006 - 10:23 PM

Hi Maureen,both your poem and photograph are evocative and emotive.Your imagination is brilliant.take care.AnnSmile

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bricurtis e2 Member 91887 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2006 - 11:47 AM

Yes a very emotive scenario Maureen,well conveyed in picture and verse.
We have 3 different colour bins but we can't put plastic in any of them !!!!!
These ill conceived council fiasco's get my back up. Keep the planet clean, but with better schemes than these bins.

Sorry if I went on a bit.
Brian

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2006 - 11:25 PM

Maureen,
Sorry to have been away so long.
First -- thanks for the comments on my shots.
2nd -- this is a fantastic posting and a very different theme for you. I like the visual esthestic here but more than that I love the concern expressed in your comments, your picture and your poem.
3rd -- I suppose somebody will comment on the similarity of your shot to the ending visual (the Star Child) in Stanley Kubrick's film, 2001. This is not bad. Both are different. Both (yours and Kubrick's) are very powerful.
4th -- I like the shot of you on the bike -- it makes for a nice portfolio portrait.
-=Walter

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2006 - 9:19 AM

Another great addition to your amazing folio Maureen. One of the sites star manipulators.
Thanks for your comments and I also think your portrait is a cracker.
Clive

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2006 - 12:58 PM

Excellent thoughts and image. Very thought provoking. I agreee, this situation needs to be changed, and soon.

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2006 - 7:50 PM

wow, thought provoking wonderful image.....jojo

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Photogene
Photogene  8176 forum posts Wales
19 Nov 2006 - 8:13 PM

Very nice work Maureen, I'm all for recycling, I recycle everything from paper and glass to bean tins.

Richard

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2006 - 9:37 PM

excellent ! ! !

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2006 - 7:39 AM

Brilliant brilliant work, Maureen. The image, the poem, the reaching out with your ideas Smile

Andrew

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TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2006 - 12:10 AM

This is really cool!

Tt

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2006 - 9:53 AM

I love the manipulation you have used there is a very strong message to us all in this image..well done Maureen ..superb..

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lauraHB
lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
11 Dec 2006 - 5:31 PM

Terrific image Maureen. Sadly I think our children and indeed their children will pay for our pure laziness and lack of respect for this planet.
Laura

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